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Billy Graham (or his people) can’t live and let live
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My niece is trapped in a really bad relationship (not married, but living together). It has no future, but she refuses to see this. We’ve tried to tell her to get out of the relationship, but she … Continue reading
Posted in Advice Avenue, Awareness Issues, religiosity Tagged choices, ethics, family, god, marriage, morality, relationships Comments Off on Billy Graham (or his people) can’t live and let live
God-fearing: how is this a good thing?
I wound up at gotquestions.org when looking up the notion of god-fearing. As an unbeliever it sounds ludicrious to want to be afraid of your own god, unless the whole point of promoting fear is to promote unwavering loyalty and … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, culture, religiosity, skepticism Tagged abuse, atheism, god, marriage, psychology, relationships, skepticism Comments Off on God-fearing: how is this a good thing?
Atheist Scruples: the alibi
Today’s scenario: A good friend is having an extramarital affair. S/he asks you to provide an alibi. Do you? Short answer, I wouldn’t want to have to lie to anyone. I suck as a liar. I’d need to ask a … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media Tagged affairs, books, honesty, love, marriage, partners, psychology, relationships, sex, sociology, trust 2 Comments
Kentucky church rethinks interracial couple ban
There’s nothing like world-wide exposure to show a community just how out of date, backwards and positively racist its practices are. The story came out last week about Stella Harville’s experience in August. At her rural Kentucky church, she and … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged church, controversy, human rights, marriage, racism, religiosity 1 Comment
“If he could kill the all first-born children in Egypt what could stop him from…
…abolishing small houses? ” I’m quoting from an article I found about adulterers in Zimbabwe and a female pastor who’s taken it upon herself to rid the country of “small houses” — what these marriage wrecking women are called. Apostolic … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, In the Media, religiosity Tagged advertising, Africa, education, faith-based delusions, HIV, marriage, prayer, sexuality 2 Comments
If your sex life sucks, go to church?
God is pro sex, according to the Ignite Church of Joplin, Mo. Not only do they have a website advertising this notion but they’ve put up billboards to sell the idea, too. Proper, heterosexual, married sex obviously, but still. They’re … Continue reading
Posted in culture, religiosity Tagged children, church, marriage, parenting, relationships, sex, sex education Comments Off on If your sex life sucks, go to church?
Is Chick-fil-A anti gay?
I’ve heard of the restaurant but know nothing about it. It’s made it into headlines recently, though, after one of them in Pennsylvania planned to supply sandwiches to a marriage workshop put on by people who supported traditional (read: biblical) … Continue reading
Posted in consumerism, In the Media, religiosity Tagged Christianity, consumerism, controversy, food, homosexuality, marriage, petitions, politics 3 Comments
Christians cry foul over Apple censorship
What are they whining about now, you ask? It’s about something called the Manhattan Declaration, an app Apple carried until accusations of anti-gay sentiment were lodged against it. According to Apple’s PR department, the Manhattan Declaration – a statement of … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged censorship, culture, equality, faith-based delusion, human rights, marriage, politics, relationships, societies, technology Comments Off on Christians cry foul over Apple censorship
I’ve got weddings on the brain
Not mine, in case you thought things had really progressed at warp speed with the Man and me. No, my youngest cousin is getting hitched in town this weekend. There are so many traditions that surround weddings. I’m sure a … Continue reading
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Has the Pope ever been married?
What about any priests, bishops or nuns in his churches? I suppose a more than few of them started out with carnal relations in a marriage (or prior to) and gave it up for their calling once the spouse was … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged beliefs, church, controversy, faith, marriage, sex 3 Comments